ab;di;cate pronunciation: function: verb inflected form(s): ab;di;cat;ed; ab;di;cat;ingetymology: latin abdicatus, past participle of abdicare, from ab- + dicare to proclaim — more at dictiondate: 1541transitive verb 1 : to cast off : discard2 : to relinquish (as sovereign power) formallyintransitive verb : to renounce a throne, high office, dignity, or function— ab;di;ca;ble adjective — ab;di;ca;tion noun — ab;di;ca;tor noun synonyms abdicate, renounce, resign mean to give up a position with no possibility of resuming it. abdicate implies a giving up of sovereign power or sometimes an evading of responsibility such as that of a parent lt;abdicated the thronegt;. renounce may replace it but often implies additionally a sacrifice for a greater end lt;renounced her inheritance by marrying a commonergt;. resign applies to the giving up of an unexpired office or trust lt;resigned from the boardgt;.
central americafunction: geographical name 1 the narrow s portion of north america connecting with s. america amp; extending from the isthmus of tehuantepec to the isthmus of panama2 the republics of guatemala, el salvador, honduras, nicaragua, costa rica, panama, amp; belize